Europe Goes DarkHow Germany is preparing its extensive solar power network for a total solar eclipse.
The Town Almost Swallowed by a Coal MineIf Germany can’t kick its coal habit, can anyone?
Before and After in Breezy Point, QueensA year after Hurricane Sandy, rebuilding continues, but the neighborhood faces a new threat from Congress.
Scott Walker Is the Worst Candidate for the EnvironmentIt’s a tough call, but the Wisconsin governor edges out the others when it comes to energy and pollution.
Taking Research for GrantedTexas Republican Lamar Smith continues his crusade against independence in science.
Drought Is Coming for Your BeerUnlocking the barley genome could help prevent a brewing catastrophe.
Washington Is Outdoing California and Texas in Renewable EnergyRenewable-energy consumption by state.
The U.S. Isn’t Just Failing to Protect Electronics Workers From Toxic Substances. Their Kids Are Suffering, Too.
One Thing Primates of Park Avenue Definitely Doesn’t Exaggerate: The Obscene Power of Designer Purses
The McDonald’s First Store Museum Is a Fast-Food Time Capsule From the Heyday of Drive-Thrus
The XX Factor
The Latest Battle for Religious Women: Quran Recitation Apps That Don’t Include Female Voices
Geeking Out I write about some of the uglier aspects of humanity. Sometimes escapism is exactly what I need.
The Digital Demagogue The Greek prime minister’s faceoff with Europe is something new: a bold, imperfect, high-velocity form of mass democracy made possible by the Internet.